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Festivals

Inarritu

Duvall, Iñárritu in Palm Springs honours

19-Dec-2014

Robert Duvall will collect the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Icon Award while Alejandro G Iñárritu will receive the Director Of The Year Award for Birdman.

Palm Springs unveils full line-up

18-Dec-2014

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced its complete line-up including Premieres, New Voices/New Visions and Modern Masters.

Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis brings Bitter Lake to Rotterdam

18-Dec-2014

Rotterdam unveils initial Signals programme focusing on ‘contemporary reality.’

Sundance

Slow West

Sundance unveils US, World and Next line-ups

4-Dec-2014

New films from Nicole Kidman, Michael Fassbender, Louie Psihoyos and Sebastian Silva are featured in the festival’s line-up of US and world competition strands and the NEXT programme.

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Cannes

Chile Factory

Chile Factory directors unveiled

VENTANA SUR: The four Chilean directors who will take part in creating the opening night film of Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight were unveiled on December 3.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux gives masterclass

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his “special love” for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.

Sokurov aiming for Cannes with Louvre film

Russian Ark director hopes to take Francofonia, Louvre Under German Occupation to the next Cannes Film Festival.

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James Franco and Megan Fox

Front Row locks 26 films from AFM

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone and Audiard dramas, Mel Gibson action Blood Father and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire among haul.

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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Magnolia acquires Venice winner Pigeon

The distributor has acquired US rights to Roy Andersson’s absurdist comedy that scooped the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke

Venice Biennale College selects 12 projects

Up to three low-budget features will be greenlit from the 12 selections.

Goodbye Mommy

RADiUS swoops on Venice hit Goodnight Mommy

EXCLUSIVE: RADiUS has picked up North American rights from Films Distribution to the recent Orrizonti premiere.

Venice 2014

Venice Market finds niche with gap financing market

Several projects in Venice’s inaugural European Gap-Financing Co-Production Market are on the verge of completing their financing.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Pigeon wins Golden Lion in Venice

Venice awards go to Roy Andersson dark comedy, Andrei Konchalovsky drama, Hungry Hearts.

The Dinner (i Nostri Ragazzi)

The Dinner wins Europa Cinemas Venice Label

Ivano de Matteo’s Italian film to receive promotional support from Europa Cinemas.

Return to Ithaca wins Venice Days

Laurent Cantet’s Spanish-language feature wins cash prize.

The Look of Silence

Dogwoof hears Oppenheimer's Silence

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for The Act of Killing follow-up.

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The Imitation Game

TIFF audiences honour Imitation

The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).

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BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

Chiaki Kuriyama

HKIFF, Busan, Tokyo expand Academy

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) celebrated its inauguration last night (March 23) with Moet-AFA Special Award Rising Star of Asia awardees Chiaki Kuriyama and Kim Nam-gil.

The Midnight After

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open HKIFF

Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen and Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which takes place March 24-April 7.

Better Tomorrow

HKIFF to premiere Better Tomorrow

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s ICAC Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March 26.

GREAT Duke Duchess arrive

Creativity is GREAT reception

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toasted the British creative industries at the private work collective NeueHouse in Manhattan on December 9 hosted by the British Ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott and the British Consul General to New York Danny Lopez.Launched in 2012, the GREAT campaign promotes British creativity, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge, music, sport, shopping, heritage and countryside.

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